SA’s Zimbabwe policy ‘vindicated’ Source
South Africa’s much-maligned policy of quiet diplomacy towards neighbouring Zimbabwe will be vindicated by the formation of a power-sharing government there, President Kgalema Motlanthe said today.
"In essence this is a vindication that our approach to the crisis of Zimbabwe all along has been correct, despite scepticism in certain quarters."
Really Mr President???Champagne and caviar - Mugabe’s binge in land of hunger
HARARE — It is the 85th birthday of President Robert Mugabe this month, and the zealots of his Zanu (PF) party are determined that it should be an occasion their leader will never forget, reports The London Times.
In recent days, they have been out soliciting "donations" from corporate Zimbabwe and have drawn up a wish list that is scarcely credible in a land where seven million citizens survive on international food aid, 94 percent are jobless and cholera rampages through a population debilitated by hunger.
The list includes
2,000 bottles of champagne (Moet & Chandon or ’61 Bollinger preferred);
100kg of prawns;
4,000 portions of caviar;
8,000 boxes of Ferrero Rocher chocolates;
3,000 ducks and much else besides.
A postscript adds: "No mealie meal" -
the ground corn staple on which the vast majority of Zimbabweans survived until the country’s collapse rendered even that a luxury. Source
3,000 Die From Cholera
Aid agencies say the number of cases is quadrupling every week in some rural areas. Source
Zimbabwe inflation hits 11,200,000 percent Source
Zimbabwe schools a 'national disaster,' says UNICEF Source
Power impasse spreads despair, Harare Hospital officially closed SourceNow, say that again Idiot ??
"In essence this is a vindication that our approach to the crisis of Zimbabwe all along has been correct.
Viva......... success........ ANC style